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. >> reporter: good morning. we'll find out today just how much superstorm sandy slowed job growth when the labor department releases the november employment report. on thursday the government reported weekly applications for jobless benefits fell sharply. the decline suggests the return to modest job growth that plunged during sandy's aftermath. some economists believe fewer than 100,000 jobs were added in november but others say if not for sandy job gains would have been at their highest since february. asian markets were lower. tokyo's nikkei lost a fraction while the hong kong hang seng also shed a fraction. michigan a long time bedrock of union employment could soon become the nation's 24th right to work state. protesters rallied at the state house and senate on thursday. both chambers passed separate bills banning mandatory union dues from non-union members. the republican governor said he would sign the bill when they are sent to him. tech stocks gave wall street a modest lift. the dow finished 39 points higher on thursday while the nasdaq was up 15 points. apple one of the tech
taxes on the wealthiest 2%. >>> there is a newest mat tonight on the cleanup costs from superstorm sandy. new jersey's governor chris christie says the storm caused $37 billion in damages to his state alone. today he made the rounds at the white house and on capitol hill. he's asking lawmakers for an additional $88$83 billion in zafltzaflt disaster aid for his state and new york and connecticut. >>> tonight dozens of couples are officially to tie the knot in maryland. governor martin o'malley signed the referendum on same-sex marriage into law. this was the first day gay and lesbian couples could pick up marriage licenses in the state. >> we're so excited that on our 30th anniversary we will be married. and how does it change our life? it just unites us completely. we always felt we were married, but now it's legal! >> same-sex marriages won't actually be legal until january 1st. last month maryland, maine and washington became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. >>> recreational use of marijuana is legal if washington state, taking effect today. adults are all
,000 jobs last month. economists were expecting more than that. at some point through superstorm sandy and how that may have impacted the results in the northeast or the adp report is seen as an indicator for jobs report. we were given new unemployment rate that i can share with you. greg: citigroup says it is cutting 11,000 jobs. about 40% of the global workforce. this they are expected to save $1.1 billion per year, and is the first major action since the banking giant named a new ceo. the group is not saying exactly how many of these lost jobs will be here in the united states are you with that they plan to close 44 branches. we do pretty big news from citigroup. republican leaders calling on obama to sit down for a face-to-face negotiation on the fiscal cliff. this is just weeks ago before the deadline. right now, as you know, there is still no deal. those sites are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. mike emanuel has more. reporter: hello, jenna. speaker john boehner says the republicans made a good-faith effort to avert a fiscal crisis. they say essentially this is now t
rate fell to 7.7%. superstorm sandy was a small factor. >>> also weighing on job creation, the looming fiscal cliff at year's end. aides to president obama and house speaker john boehner, sitting down on thursday. but no progress was made. the sticking points, tax rates for wealthy americans, a possible lifting of the nation's debt ceiling and cutting spending on entitlements. >>> and in yet another bizarre twist in the bizarre saga of software tycoon john mcafee. mcafee was rushed to the hospital thursday from a detention center in guatemala city, after complaining of chest pains. he's now back in his cell and could be send back to belize, where police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. >>> now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> so, josh, it's friday. it's great to talk to you. and how about a holiday tradition for years? everybody wondering, what happened to the determined little boy they loved? well, he's all grown up. and he has a perfect gift for you. tonight, behind the scenes of a christmas classic. and he is our "person
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